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Children's Nonfiction Gardening

The Jumbo Book of Gardening

by (author) Karyn Morris

illustrated by Jane Kurisu

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2000
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2000
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Everything the beginning gardener needs to know about creating wonderful organic gardens in the backyard, on a balcony or in the schoolyard can be found in this comprehensive and easy-to-follow Jumbo Book. Green-thumb tips, plant checklists and step-by-step instructions on how to grow everything from tulips to tomatoes make this a practical and fun resource. Kids will learn how to give their gardens a boost the natural way -- without chemical pesticides or herbicides.

About the authors

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Jane Kurisu is an illustrator whose books include The Sleepover Book and The Jumbo Book of Gardening. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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  • Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Winner, Parents’ Choice Recommended
  • Winner, Smithsonian’s Notable Books for Children
  • Winner, Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award

Editorial Reviews

It’s pretty much all here ... a no-nonsense writing style and really fun illustrations.

An exceptional resource.

This information-packed book has something for everyone, child or adult — Directions are clear ... The sketches are meticulously executed.

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